New Chelsea signing Papy Djilobodji has vowed to prove his worth in England.
Djilobodji, 26, was a surprise signing for the English Premier League champions, joining them for £2.7 million shortly before the transfer window closed.
The former Nantes defender has been left out of Chelsea's squad for the Champions League but he says he is willing to work hard to prove himself in London.
"It's one part of my dream that's coming true," he told Nantes' official website. "The path was very long but...
Recent Chelsea signing Pedro has denied reports that he turned down a move to Manchester United to avoid working under coach Louis van Gaal.
Sources told ESPN FC that conversations with former Barca teammates such as Cesc Fabregas and Victor Valdes caused Pedro to reconsider United, while reports in Spain suggested his doubts were due to the strained relationship between Van Gaal and some...
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says Jose Mourinho is right to suggest that he needs to up his game.
Hazard, 24, was the star player for the Premier League champions last season, picking up both the PFA and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year awards.
Chelsea have had a stuttering start to their title defence, however, claiming just four points from their opening four matches.
Defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend prompted Chelsea boss Mourinho to single out Hazard for criticism,...
New signing Papy Djilobodji won't be in the Champions League squad for Chelsea when group stage play begins on Sept. 15.
The 26-year-old Senegalese was omitted because Chelsea had already reached their limit of non-locally trained players on their A list for the competition.
Chelsea's other major summer signings -- Asmir Begovic, Pedro, Radamel Falcao and Baba Rahman -- were all included in the 25-man squad. Djilobodji signed a four-year contract with Chelsea on transfer deadline day.